Conflicts of interest: new thinking, new processes

@article{Komesaroff2019ConflictsOI,
  title={Conflicts of interest: new thinking, new processes},
  author={Paul A. Komesaroff and Ian Kerridge and Wendy Lipworth},
  journal={Internal Medicine Journal},
  year={2019},
  volume={49}
}
Although the concept of ‘conflict of interest’ (COI) arises in many contexts in healthcare, it is often poorly understood, and commonly accepted, definitions are often circular, self‐contradictory and unable to provide procedural guidance. To overcome such confusion and imprecision, we offer a reformulation of COI that carefully defines interests, clarifies their scope and articulates a simple, non‐punitive approach to managing them. We define an ‘interest’ as ‘a commitment, goal, obligation or… 
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